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How I ended up covered in mud while studying methane fluxes from sea ice

Updated: Nov 13, 2022

The main goal of my PhD is to understand the fluxes of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, at the seawater-sea ice interface and at the sea ice-atmosphere interface. I got the incredible opportunity to participate in a cruise to the Arctic in July, in the frame of ChAOS project ( The deal was I could come onboard the RRS James Clark Ross to do my own research if I could give a hand for the sediment work. I gratefully accepted and ended up digging in sediment box cores, looking for benthic organisms. This was probably the most exciting experience of my PhD that I had the chance to share with an amazing bunch of people from the ChAOS project.

Written by Caroline Jacques

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